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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Hey...wait a minute...WTF? "Nothing better than a romantic getaway with the one you love."

You do know HE's MY limo driver!?

These skiing excusrions are ALWAYS an excuse, IMHO, for...you know...something altogether different.

Just watch Pink Panther/Shot in the Dark if you want to know more...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

hey tell. You just reminded me - guess what show I FINALLY got a CD copy to replace my old cassette? I'll give you a hint - your all time favorite

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 27, 2010 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

I know, I know!

While Tell gives this a 111 on the "Hucker Scale", jboy, with the more discriminating ear, could not go above 3 2/5 stars. I think it was the Touch and Ease Me In bookends of the first set that made William the fly in the web.


Reviewer: jboyaquar - - November 14, 2005
Subject: DSO played this show for me at the El Rey a few years back
In honor of Eddie Guerrero

1st Set: "Touch" is an appropriate opener, considering the circumstances, and managed to allow me to crack a smile. "Walkin" has several moments of dynamic interplay between the guitars. "Candyman" is effectively somber. "Queen" allows a redemptive slice admist the misery. Why can't they allow for more "Losers" in the 'Ship' slot considering the depth of feeling and sense of loss inherent in its performance. "All Over Now" is a good country-rock skiffle."Far From Me" is fine. After a three minute 'technical?' break, we continue with a hopefully (Eddie) reincarnated very fine version of "Cassidy." The set ends with a perky "Ease."

2nd Set: About 45 seconds of "Mississippi" have been exempted from this boradcast. It's a magnificent version that really shines during the soaring outro. Wow, Jerry's on fire with his instrument...it's as if he's helping carry the load of Eddie's soul up to heaven. "Terrapin" is delightful although Jerry's voice sounds thin. "Drums/Space" pass by without much noteworthy happenings. Bobby's attempt to cheese out "truckin" is not appreciated considering the vitality of Jerry's playing. 'livin on red's, red's and all kinds of shit' The outro jam segues very nicely into a "Miracle" that keeps the high energy flowing. It's not the structure or how 'August's' ("Wharf") story is told, rather it's Jerry's instrument which has been connected 'upwards' all night. Again, the segue is effortless as we're hoping all can "Turn on Your Lovelite." It's relatively short but undenibaly climactic as they headed into the final turn.
Tonight's encore selection is of the "Come with us, ladies and gentlemen down to the 'River' with the Goodness(??)" I'm already thinking about Eddie's pallbeareres, his closest friends, mourning at his funeral...

3 2/5th stars

http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-03-24.sbd.willy.15127.sbeok.shnf

Enjoy,
TOOTMO

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 9:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Well, this is actually a tough one...I have to think of the one you think is my all time fav.

To be honest, I am not sure...I know elb and jgl would say "12-29-68"; but Arb might go with "10-12-68"; and Miss D would pick "9-19-70"...

So, you gotta tell me: which show have I bored the bejeebers out of you with? "8-6-71"?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 10:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

9-19-70 is te show i was referring to. am i right?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 28, 2010 5:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Ah--yep, that would be the one I have blathered on about the most the last six months or so for sure...and, in fact, one that I always mention because of the DS; I think I sent Miss D five diff versions of that show a while back! I am thinking of becoming "techno competent" so I can make a "Matrix Tell" in which my voice is superimposed saying cool things like "Saint Stephen!" in a high Marmaduke (sarcastic) voice, and maybe I'd comment when "Pig and Phil speak" unless it'd really piss off GoP...

So, yeah--I'd be geeky proud to have you think that of me.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

" These skiing excusrions are ALWAYS an excuse, IMHO, for...you know...something altogether different."

you've got that right my friend. I don't even own a pair of skiis